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http://money.cnn.com/2012/12/18/technology/social/instagram-sell-photos/



Dec 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


saw that today on FB. It's the same reason I never post anything to my flickr account too.

my pics = my property.




Dec 18, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


Had a re-think.


Dec 20, 2012 at 01:50 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


I don't care. The free marketing is worth the 0.00000000000000000001% chance that any company buys an image I've posted online. And if I didn't post it, there would have been a 0% chance any company would have bought it.

AND if a company does buy your image, imagine all the free press you'd get for being "that guy".



Dec 20, 2012 at 02:05 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


ZachOly wrote:
AND if a company does buy your image, imagine all the free press you'd get for being "that guy".


I don't think you understand how it works. You'll never know a company did anything with your image, and you'll certainly not get any credit for it...unless you slap a big watermark on it which would preclude any company from buying it in the first place.



Dec 20, 2012 at 02:12 PM
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Jamesbjenkins wrote:
I don't think you understand how it works. You'll never know a company did anything with your image, and you'll certainly not get any credit for it...unless you slap a big watermark on it which would preclude any company from buying it in the first place.


No? http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/03/stolen-photograph/



Dec 20, 2012 at 02:51 PM
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ZachOly wrote:
No? http://blog.chasejarvis.com/blog/2011/03/stolen-photograph/


Perhaps you've never heard the phrase "there's an exception to every rule."

Read the ToS, then maybe come back and correct yourself.



Dec 20, 2012 at 03:16 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


Jamesbjenkins wrote:
Perhaps you've never heard the phrase "there's an exception to every rule."

Read the ToS, then maybe come back and correct yourself.


Again, free marketing > 0.000000000000001% chance that an image gets sold



Dec 20, 2012 at 03:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


If you keep giving up tiny bits of your rights, pretty soon you'll have nothing left.


Dec 20, 2012 at 05:31 PM
 

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ZachOly wrote:
free marketing > 0.000000000000001% chance that an image gets sold


Uhhh ... isn't that supposed to be only cell phone pics on that site?



Dec 20, 2012 at 10:35 PM
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D. Diggler wrote:
Uhhh ... isn't that supposed to be only cell phone pics on that site?


Yeah but recently more and more people are posting photos from their dslrs on there for some reason. I loved instagram at first because I loved seeing people pushing the envelope with their iphones. Then it was open to androids and party pics and mirror selfies started flooding it and now it's just a free-for-all with dslr photos clogging it up to. I think it's pretty great because maybe it will cut down on the dslr photos.



Dec 21, 2012 at 02:03 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


ZachOly wrote:
Again, free marketing > 0.000000000000001% chance that an image gets sold


Again, only if you are credited which you wouldn't be. In any case a false argument as it would not be close to targeted marketing and even if it were, it used to be the case that photos were worth MONEY. Are you as lax about illegal printing of your work by clients or clients photolabs, etc?



Dec 21, 2012 at 08:42 AM
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Beni wrote:
Again, only if you are credited which you wouldn't be. In any case a false argument as it would not be close to targeted marketing and even if it were, it used to be the case that photos were worth MONEY. Are you as lax about illegal printing of your work by clients or clients photolabs, etc?


I mean free marketing to the people that follow me, which is about 1/3 of my friends on FB. No company is going to buy my cellphone photo when then could buy a real stock image for next to nothing.



Dec 21, 2012 at 02:42 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


One thing I was going to start doing is posting my real photographs on instagram simply because the top 1% photographers do this all the time. It's more effective to use instagram as a marketing tool than a push your iphone tool (although pushing your iphone will affect the marketing part).


Dec 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


^ Works well for me with BTS shots


Dec 21, 2012 at 05:07 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


ZachOly wrote:
Again, free marketing > 0.000000000000001% chance that an image gets sold


Free relevant marketing comes from good SEO, word of mouth and referrals. Free irrelevant, completely unproductive marketing comes when you push your images on a platform dominated by self portraits of 16 yr old girls and billions of cat and dog pictures.

But hey, waste your time if you want. The only pro photogs that get any exposure on Instacrap are the ones who are already famous.



Dec 21, 2012 at 06:53 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


Jamesbjenkins wrote:
Free relevant marketing comes from good SEO, word of mouth and referrals. Free irrelevant, completely unproductive marketing comes when you push your images on a platform dominated by self portraits of 16 yr old girls and billions of cat and dog pictures.

But hey, waste your time if you want. The only pro photogs that get any exposure on Instacrap are the ones who are already famous.


Look, clearly you don't use/care about Instagram.

It's a good marketing platform for me and I get tons of enjoyment from a FREE app.



Dec 21, 2012 at 07:40 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · One more avenue closing - change in Instagram TOS.


D. Diggler wrote:
Uhhh ... isn't that supposed to be only cell phone pics on that site?



We only think that there should be only cell phone pics on Instagram but most I've seen are things that are from DSLR on that website.



Dec 21, 2012 at 09:07 PM





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